A 18-year-old female asked:
immobilised due to surgery recovery, currently experiencing short isolated, random, numb/painful spots in my legs as well as muscle ache.are they clots?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Binford answered
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Can not say: Blood clots in the veins of legs (DVT) are a concern after surgery. Its diagnosed by ultrasound. Symptoms typically include leg swelling, discoloration, pain, and more. But it's hard to diagnose from symptoms. I have had patients i was sure had a DVT but ultrasound was negative. I've also had patients i was sure didn't have DVT but ultrasound was positive. If concerned call surgeon- get it checked.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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